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Cyclorana manya

Small Frog

Conservation Status

EPBC:

Unlisted

IUCN:

Least Concern

Calling Period

Possible
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Description

A small species of frog reaching up to 3 cm in body length. It has a light brown back, with olive-green or dark brown patches and often a thin, brown longitudinal stripe along the middle. There is sometimes a horizontal stripe behind the eyes. The belly is white, and the male has a grey throat. The pupil is horizontal, and the iris is gold in the upper half and silver in the lower half. Fingers are unwebbed and toes are slightly webbed, both without discs.

Breeding Biology

Eggs are unknown, but are likely to be similar to those of other Cyclorana species and laid under the surface of the water in temporary ponds and flooded ditches. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to 5 cm, and are grey or gold, with large black specks. It is unknown how long they take to turn into frogs. Breeds during summer after heavy rain.

Similar Species

Looks similar to the many Cyclorana species in its distribution, but is generally smaller than all except Cyclorana cryptotis, which lacks a clear tympanum.

Images

Photo: Grant Webster

Photo: Grant Webster

Calls

By: Keith McDonald

Distribution

Found in the Cape York region of QLD.

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